The Glenlivet 1943 Private Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)
Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection // Speyside, Scotland
This bottling is from independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail's Private Collection series. Distilled at The Glenlivet on January 14, 1943; this single malt whisky was placed into a first-fill sherry hogshead. A rare bottling from this time as, due to WWII, many distilleries had closed in October 1943. The Glenlivet closed in the spring of 1943, shortly after this distillation. Bottled at cask strength of 49.1% ABV in 2013, this is a single barrel release. Only 40 decanters are available for sale at a suggested retail price of £30,000. The handcrafted wooden presentation box depicts the River Spey meandering across it.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typefirst-fill sherry hogshead